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Big Picture What if the Haitian slaves had not succeeded in their revolt? What if the French had retained control of this profitable sugar colony? What if Napoleon had not lost interest in his North American holdings? What if American western expansion had been held in check by a powerful French province west of the Mississippi River? Would the United States be the same country without the Midwest, Far West, Pacific Northwest, and/or Southwest? What epic events in American history would have been altered? The Civil War? The Gold Rush?